Our International Network

The Global Network of Director Institutes (GNDI), founded on 12 December 2012, brings together member-based director associations from around the world with the aim of furthering good corporate governance. Together, the member institutes comprising the GNDI represent more than 150,000 directors from a wide range of organisations.

GNDI aim to provide a high level guideline to Boards of Directors on balancing legal and ethical considerations regarding data compliance and need for maintaining competitive advantage.


The Institute of Corporate and Public Governance (IGEP) is a non-profit civil association based in Argentina and dedicated to studying, developing and promoting the best governance practices in business, non-governmental and public organizations. The IGEP promotes the professionalization and permanent training of the members of the boards of companies and organizations, through the development of the knowledge, skills and abilities that are essential to provide suitability for their professional performance. It also constitutes the professional meeting point, both for current corporate directors and graduates of training and certification programs in company direction.


Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance (IBGC), a non-profit organization, is Brazil's main centre for the development of best Corporate Governance practices. The IBGC organizes talks, lectures, forums, conferences, training courses and networking events for professionals, publishes books and conducts researches. The Institute also offers a Certification Program for Directors and Fiscal Council members, offering additional insight into a range of issues vital to improving their business performance.


The European Confederation of Directors’ Associations (ecoDa) is a not-for-profit association based in Brussels, acting since March 2005 as the “European voice of directors”. As a regional association of director organisations it is an Affiliate Member of GNDI. Through its national institutes of directors (the main national institutes existing in Europe), ecoDa represents around fifty-five thousand board directors from across the EU member states. ecoDa’s mission is to promote good corporate governance and improve the effectiveness of boards of directors and/or supervisory boards, particularly by means of appropriate director training, professional development and boardroom best practice.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Institute of Directors (HKIoD) is Hong Kong’s premier body representing directors to foster the long-term success of companies through advocacy and standards-setting in corporate governance and professional development for directors. A non-profit-distributing organisation with membership consisting of directors from listed and non-listed companies, HKIoD is committed to providing directors with educational programmes and information service and establishing an influential voice in representing directors.


Israel’s Directors Union (IDU) offers a variety of support services for directors, including business information, training programmes, professional advice, placement services for directors and networking opportunities. IDU represents the interests of directors in front of the Knesset and financial regulators, while coping with the changing environment. Given the global nature of the Israeli economy, members of IDU are keen to develop international relations with fellow directors and to learn about their experiences and best practices. Our International Relations Committee is dedicated to developing our mutual exchanges with other GNDI member organisations, including Directors’ delegations and joint seminars.


Mauritius Institute of Directors (MIoD) is Mauritius' premier director organisation. It aims to champion best business practices and effective corporate governance, supporting Mauritius as a regional leader; and to be the voice of Directors, through training and certification programmes, workshops and networking events, advocacy, research and thought leadership, reaching out to both private and public sector enterprises.

New Zealand

The Institute of Directors (IoD NZ) promotes excellence in corporate governance, represents directors’ interests and facilitates their professional development through education and training. The IoD offers members a Chartered Membership pathway through Member, Chartered Member to Chartered Fellow. This pathway raises the bar for New Zealand directors and positively differentiates IoD members who must commit to continuing professional development. The IoD also offers a number of services for boards to help improve board competence and achieve best practice. The Governance Leadership Centre (GLC) is the IoD’s research, policy, and thought leadership hub and it keeps members up-to-date on key governance issues and current best practice.


The Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) is a non-stock, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the professionalization of Philippine corporate directorship. With a membership of over 300 Fellows, the institute is recognized as a national and regional resource for corporate governance policy advocacy, fora for discussions and training of directors. It is the only entity in the Philippines that has been accredited as a corporate governance training body by the Securities and Exchange Commission, Insurance Commission, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and Governance Commission for Government-Owned and -Controlled Corporations. Since its establishment in 1999 by Chairman Emeritus Dr. Jesus P. Estanislao, ICD has established relations with key foreign entities involved in corporate governance such the OECD, the Asian Development Bank, the International Finance Corporation and the ASEAN Capital Markets Forum. The institute also serves as the domestic ranking body of the ASEAN Corporate Governance Scorecard which measures the adherence by publicly-listed companies to corporate governance best practices.


Singapore Institute of Directors (SID) is Singapore’s national association of company directors. SID promotes the professional development of directors and corporate leaders. It works closely with authorities, regulators, its members and other professionals, to pursue the highest standards of corporate governance and ethical conduct. Formed in 1998, membership of SID comprises mainly directors of Singapore publicly listed and other companies, lawyers, accountants, academics and other corporate governance professionals. In addition to individual membership, SID has also introduced corporate membership, to become a one-stop corporate governance resource base for the corporate community.


Swiss Institute of Directors (SIoD) is the leading network of board directors in Switzerland. The SIoD provides a range of resources, services, and network opportunities to its members. It serves as a platform for directors to exchange knowledge, share best practice, and develop their leadership and governance skills.


Thai Institute of Directors (IOD) is a leading membership organization that strives to promote professionalism in directorship and good corporate governance in Thailand. The Thai IOD offers directors certification and professional development courses, provides a variety of seminars, forums and networking events, and conducts research on board governance issues and practices. Membership comprises board members from companies ranging from large publicly listed companies to small private firms

United Kingdom

Institute of Directors (IoD) is the oldest and one of the largest directors’ institute in the world and has been supporting businesses and the people that run them since 1903. It offers a range of support services for directors, including business information and advice, training, exclusive meeting facilities, professional expertise and networking opportunities. The IoD is a world leader in director training, certification and accreditation, helping thousands of directors in the UK and throughout the world to achieve the IoD Certificate and Diploma in Company Direction and to become Chartered Directors.


Vietnam Institute of Directors (VIOD) is a professional organization which promotes corporate governance standards and best practices in the Vietnamese corporate sector. VIOD aims to advance board professionalism, promote business ethics and transparency, create a pool of independent directors, build a network to connect corporate leaders and stakeholders, and help companies gain investor confidence.
In March 2018, the Vietnam Corporate Governance Initiative (VCGI) formed VIOD with technical support from International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). VIOD closely collaborates and partners with the State Securities Commission of Vietnam (SSC), Vietnam Stock Exchange (VNX), Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange (HoSE) and Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX). VIOD is governed by a Board of Directors composed of a diverse group of business leaders representing the private sector, including investment funds, international legal and accounting firms and board members of well-known companies.


The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) is committed to strengthening society through world-class governance. We aim to be the independent and trusted voice of governance, building the capability of a community of leaders for the benefit of society. We have more than 50,000 members, including directors and senior leaders from business, government and the not-for-profit sectors.


Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) is a not-for-profit, member-based association representing Canadian directors and boards across the for-profit, not-for-profit, and Crown sectors. The ICD has nearly 15 000 members and 11 chapters across Canada and fosters the sharing of knowledge and wisdom through education, professional development programs and services, and thought leadership, ICD members across all sectors of the economy oversee well in excess of $1 trillion in market capitalization and institutions that impact the lives of virtually every Canadian.

Gulf States

GCC Board Directors Institute (GCC BDI) launched in 2007, GCC Board Directors Institute (GCC BDI) is a not-for-profit organisation that guides board directors of organisations, from family-owned businesses to listed companies, to acquire the know-how and the tools to reach and sustain effective governance. GCC BDI was founded by four leading regional corporations - Investcorp, SABIC, Saudi Aramco and Emirates NBD - and by four advisory firms: Allen & Overy, Heidrick & Struggles, McKinsey & Company, and PwC. GCI BDI’s services include open enrollment and tailored in-house workshops, director and board secretary certification programmes, board evaluations, online tutorials, seminars, conferences, and an annual flagship Chairman Summit event, among others. It also publishes a biennial survey report on board effectiveness across the GCC. The institute is proud to have over 1700 board directors and senior C-suite executives from across the GCC as our members, each with extensive experience of operating at the highest levels of business.


Institute of Directors in Ireland (IoD)a is a dynamic network with over 3,000 members drawn from companies large and small in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. As the foremost voice in the debate on improving corporate governance standards, IoD Ireland is dedicated to developing and improving the effectiveness and performance of directors and boards throughout Ireland. Our key focus is the professional development of our members by offering key services such as director training, board services, access to insight and expertise through online and print resources and networking opportunities through inspirational events.


Malaysian Alliance of Corporate Directors (MACD) provides a membership entity for directors and leaders dedicated to improving the expertise, professionalism and status of our members; promotes sound corporate governance to influence the conduct of business and public affairs for the common good; and provides education, information and networking opportunities for members.


Namibia Institute of Corporate Governance (NICG) was established in 2016 to pave the way for like-minded corporate governance professionals in Namibia to have a common place to develop their skills, compare experiences, impart learnings and share practices, with the ultimate aim of encouraging a high-level corporate governance culture in Namibia.


Pakistan Institute of Corporate Governance (PICG) is Pakistan’s premier institute striving to promote good Corporate Governance in the country. A not-for-profit initiative, the institute provides information on corporate governance issues and developments and acts as a platform to provide members as well as non-members with value-add services, activities and networking opportunities. PICG organizes conferences, seminars and lectures independently or otherwise for its members and the public at large. PICG collects and circulates corporate governance information and provides research materials to members in a pursuit to enhance accountability of management to stakeholders including employees, customers, suppliers of the corporation, and the environment in which the corporation does its business.


Instituto de Consejeros-Administradores, IC-A, is the Board Directors Association of companies or entities based in Spain (Madrid). IC-A is a non-profit association that does not adhere to any specific ideology or religious creed. Membership of the Association is undertaken individually. IC-A enjoys international and national recognition among board directors and major international institutional investors, in Spain, Europe and the United States, as an independent professional body with expertise in good corporate governance at listed, unlisted and family-run companies, public corporations and non-profit organisations. IC-A represents Spain in ecoDa. IC-A’s aims are to promote, disseminate and establish the most advanced models of Corporate Governance, the highest standards of professional regulation and the best ethical practices in business management, and to encourage training for directors.

South Africa

Institute of Directors South Africa (IoDSA) is one of the oldest directors’ institutes and the founder of the world-renowned King Reports on Corporate Governance for South Africa. The Institute provides networking and information sharing for members, board advisory services as well as director development for individuals and organizations.

Sri Lanka

The Sri Lanka Institute of Directors (SLID) is the reputed authoritative focal point on Boardroom Governance building effective Directors and stronger Boardrooms. With a membership of over 900+ comprising of Directors, C-Suite professionals and top management, SLID offers a variety of avenues through its renowned Board Leadership Training program, Committees and Forums focused on key areas of corporate governance. We foster and encourage open dialogue that engages our Boardroom influencers on issues and challenges facing Directors, nationally and globally. We believe that it is through shared wisdom and knowledge of our diverse membership that we can have a lasting impact on Sri Lankan Boards, and foster the highest standard of Directorship, which consequently aids in transforming business and returns that promotes economic growth in the Country.


The Board Directors Association, Türkiye (BDA also known as YÜD – Yönetim Kurulu Üyeleri Derneği) established in 2017, emphasizes the significance of active boards of directors as a primary component of corporate governance. Membership started with only Board Directors and CEOs as members, but in 2022 started accepting corporate members from both private and public company universe. BDA's mission is to elevate and enhance board performance by equipping directors with relevant insights through awareness generation, and by engaging them with a peerless network to achieve long-term professional and corporate value creation. BDA aims to develop key competencies such as the composition, agenda, the authority to create and operate committees, and the capacity to evaluate risks or opportunities. It also fosters the transparency and accountability, and sustainable growth of the boards of directors authorized to determine the fate of a company. BDA organizes activities such as webinars, round-tables, director education programs, surveys, knowledge transfer and networking activities to promote the professional development of board directors in Türkiye and the region.

United States

The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) empowers more than 20,000 directors to lead with confidence in the boardroom. As the recognized authority on leading boardroom practices, NACD helps boards strengthen investor trust and public confidence by ensuring that today’s directors are well prepared for tomorrow’s challenges. World-class boards join NACD to elevate performance, gain foresight, and instill confidence. Fostering collaboration among directors, investors, and corporate governance stakeholders, NACD has been setting the standard for responsible board leadership for 40 years.